Teachers

Teacher and KidWith 4 to 6 percent of all students classified as having specific learning disabilities (SLD) in our nation’s public schools, every teacher can expect to find students with learning disabilities in the classroom. Success for these students requires a focus on individual achievement, individual progress, and individual learning. Despite obstacles, recent research tells us that we can teach these students how to learn.  We can put them into a position to compete! 

Specific strategies apply to specific learning disabilities, and many are outlined here. You will also find tips for working with children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

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Building Good Readers

One out of five fourth graders is below average in reading comprehension (Duke 2002). Why?

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Gaining Rapport in Child Interviews

There is no one way of developing rapport with a student. Each person is unique...

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When L. D. Students Look Average

If a child is demonstrating average performance in school, he is not generally considered to be underachieving.

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Academic Modifications

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When planning for academic instruction and necessary instructional modifications for a student with learning disabilities in a regular education classroom.

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Questioning Retention

There are few issues in educational research upon which there is such consensus. Yet, this year thousands of parents will have to face the possibility

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Using Precious Time: Escaping Routine

Those precious minutes when the learning specialist or tutor sits face to face with a student who would rather be playing soccer or...

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The Fear Factor

Brad is a nine-year-old boy who like many other kids brings a lot of background knowledge about a variety of subjects

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General Tips

Here are some general tips that help benefit students who have learning disabilities.

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